Sex and Relationships Education

Sex and Relationships Education

Over the last six weeks, whilst you young people have been enjoying the sunshine, campaigners have been urging the Government to make sex and relationship education compulsory.

Members of Parliament voted against this as they believe schools should have the right to decide what they teach their students.

But what do young people think?

BBC's News Beat visited Abersychan School in Pontypool where students already receive relationship and domestic abuse education. This is what some of them had to say:

Sian, 15, says she has found them useful.

"I really liked the scenario bit," she says. "I was aware of physical domestic abuse, but I didn't think of the others. I didn't realise how many helplines there were.

"I've never personally experienced it myself as a boy," says fellow pupil Jordan. "But it's good to know there is help out there for men, because they suffer it too."

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